(Closed) Calling all brides that have ordered wedding dress early …

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: I ordered my dress early and when it arrived ...
    I picked up and brought it home. : (35 votes)
    53 %
    I left it in the hands of the bridal salon. : (24 votes)
    36 %
    OTHER (please explain) : (7 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    16 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I just orederd my dress a year in advance… not sure what happened but somehow my dress came in in 2 weeks. I am upset as I was told it would take 6-9 months… now I am in the same situation, although the place where I ordered my dress will only hold on to it for me for 3 months… This yellowing of the dress really scares me now too! EEK!

    Post # 4
    1114 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Get wedding insurance.  Then if anything happens to it you will be able to sort it out.  I’ll be keeping mine at my mum’s friend’s house once it comes into the salon in December.  It’ll even have its own room in the spare room haha.

    Post # 5
    1190 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am leaving mine at the salon until the wedding. I would call the salon and ask about yellowing. I couldn’t imagine a dress yellowing in 11 months. I did a google search and it said it takes years for them to yellow. But I am far from an expert

    Post # 6
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I ordered mine more than a year in advance and it came in about 10 months prior.  I moved out of state (which is why I ordered it so early) and I left it at the salon until this Monday.  I trusted them and didn’t want to leave the dress at my parents house or haul it 8 hours in my car to my house and back again for the wedding. 

    Post # 7
    7339 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I ordered my dress in August 2010 and it came in October 2010. My dress has been at the bridal shop since them, I go try it on every once in a while. But it will stay there until the latest possible, I don’t wanna bring it home until I REALLY have to.

    Post # 8
    1111 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My dress came in about 9 months before my wedding (much sooner than expected).  My parents have it at their house for safekeeping.  Personally, I wouldn’t want to leave it at the bridal salon.

    Post # 9
    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I am in the exact same situation. They are close to ordering the dress, but my wedding is way off. I was told it won’t yellow if properly preserved, wherever it is stored. But I’m not sure if I want to leave it at the salon or bring it home.

    The only place around here that had my dress (Maggie Sottero – Sabelle) is a really small place about an hour and a half from my house. I’m not sure I want the dress to stay there. I’m not even sure I would trust them to do the alterations. Given that last bit, I’ll probably bring mine home.

    Post # 11
    1040 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    As you know, my dress came today (but it was delivered to my door, so no option of bridal salon storage) and it’s a whole two years before our wedding. I don’t want to let it out of my sight! I would be all over that baby if I were you. As for the yellowing, good God, I hope that’s not true, because if it is, my dress will be reflective neon yellow by the time my wedding day arrives.

    If I were you, I would take the dress and store it at a friend or family member’s house so that I could “visit” it whenever I wanted.

    Post # 12
    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I got my dress early (it was supposed to come in mid-June which is early enough, but it came in late May!) but DB won’t hold on to dresses. So, it’s in a garment bag in my apartment. Fiance doesn’t want to see it, so he just lets it be.

    Post # 13
    6392 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m fairly certain that dresses only yellow if they’re left in plastic bags and the fabric can’t breathe. Get a cotton bag for it (DB sells them for like, $20 I think?) and they’ll be fine! I kept mine in one for about three months, and it was fine.

    Post # 14
    925 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    What is your dress made of? I’m sure some fabrics have a higher chance of yellowing than others. If it makes you feel any better, my dress is about a year old (got married last fall) and has been hanging in my closet, uncovered, since then. It is made of satin and is already an ivory color. I have not noticed any yellowing at all. Definitely get insurance and make sure it stays away from sunlight and vapors, that should help!! 

    Post # 15
    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I ordered mine on Saturday and it is supposed to arrive on August 10, exactly 1 year before my wedding. Its going to live in my parents closet so that I am not tempted to show it to my Fiance and won’t just walk around with it on and spill coffee on it. I hope it won’t yellow!

    Post # 16
    2699 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I left mine at the shop. I won’t pick it up till 1 week before the wedding. I would have talked myself out of it by now if I’d brought it home.

    My colleague got hers way in advance and her husband kept going away on business so she started wearing it around her house. When she started washing up in it and hanging out in it on the sofa with her cats, we had to have a word with her.

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